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Synonyms for animosity
ˌæn əˈmɒs ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. animosity, animus, bad blood(noun)

    a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

    Synonyms:
    animus, bad blood

Wiktionary

  1. animosity(noun)

    Synonyms:
    acrimony, enmity, opposition, hatred

    Antonyms:
    peace

  2. animosity(noun)

    Violent hatred leading to active opposition; active enmity; energetic dislike.

    Synonyms:
    hatred, enmity, acrimony, opposition

    Antonyms:
    peace

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. animosity

    Displeasure is the mildest and most general word. Choler and ire, now rare except in poetic or highly rhetorical language, denote a still, and the latter a persistent, anger. Temper used alone in the sense of anger is colloquial, tho we may correctly say a hot temper, a fiery temper, etc. Passion, tho a word of far wider application, may, in the singular, be employed to denote anger; "did put me in a towering passion," Shakespeare Hamlet act v, sc. 2. Anger is violent and vindictive emotion, which is sharp, sudden, and, like all violent passions, necessarily brief. Resentment (a feeling back or feeling over again) is persistent, the bitter brooding over injuries. Exasperation, a roughening, is a hot, superficial intensity of anger, demanding instant expression. Rage drives one beyond the bounds of prudence or discretion; fury is stronger yet, and sweeps one away into uncontrollable violence. Anger is personal and usually selfish, aroused by real or supposed wrong to oneself, and directed specifically and intensely against the person who is viewed as blameworthy. Indignation is impersonal and unselfish displeasure at unworthy acts (Latin indigna), i. e., at wrong as wrong. Pure indignation is not followed by regret, and needs no repentance; it is also more self-controlled than anger. Anger is commonly a sin; indignation is often a duty. Wrath is deep and perhaps vengeful displeasure, as when the people of Nazareth were "filled with wrath" at the plain words of Jesus (Luke iv, 28); it may, however, simply express the culmination of righteous indignation without malice in a pure being; as, the wrath of God. Impatience, fretfulness, irritation, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, and vexation express the slighter forms of anger. Irritation, petulance, and vexation are temporary and for immediate cause. Fretfulness, pettishness, and peevishness are chronic states finding in any petty matter an occasion for their exercise. Compare ACRIMONY; ENMITY; HATRED.

    Synonyms:
    anger, choler, displeasure, exasperation, fretfulness, fury, impatience, indignation, ire, irritation, offense, passion, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, rage, resentment, temper, vexation, wrath

    Antonyms:
    amiability, charity, forbearance, gentleness, leniency, lenity, long-suffering, love, mildness, patience, peace, peaceableness, peacefulness, self-control, self-restraint

    Preposition:
    Anger at the insult prompted the reply. Anger toward the offender exaggerates the offense.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. animosity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    malignity, virulence, bitterness, rancor, hostility, hatred, hate, enmity, grudge, rankling, spleen, ill-will, heart-burning

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. animosity(n)

    Synonyms:
    malignity, rancor, hatred, virulence

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "animosity":

    animus, enmity, hostility, ill-will, runner, hatred, hostile, resentment

How to pronounce animosity?

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How to use animosity in a sentence?

  1. Raymond Chandler:

    In jail a man has no personality. He is a minor disposal problem and a few entries on reports. Nobody cares who loves or hates him, what he looks like, what he did with his life. Nobody reacts to him unless he gives trouble. Nobody abuses him. All that is asked of him is that he go quietly to the right cell and remain quiet when he gets there. There is nothing to fight against, nothing to be mad at. The jailers are quiet men without animosity or sadism. All this stuff you read about men yelling and screaming, beating against the bars, running spoons along them, guards rushing in with clubs -- all that is for the big house. A good jail is one of the quietest places in the world. Life in jail is in suspension.

  2. Mandela Barnes:

    President Donald Trump look at the incendiary remarks that This President has made, they centered an entire convention around creating more animosity and creating more division around what is going on in Kenosha.

  3. House Speaker John Boehner:

    I think the animosity exhibited by our administration toward the prime minister of Israel is reprehensible, and I think that the pressure that they've put on him over the last four or five years have frankly pushed him to the point where he had to speak up.

  4. The President:

    The longer that we allow the political rhetoric of late to continue and the longer that we tacitly accept it, we create a permission structure that allows the animosity in one corner of our politics to infect our broader society, and animosity breeds animosity.

  5. Justin Theroux:

    The good news is that was probably the most — I ’m choosing my words really carefully — it was kind of the most gentle separation, in that there was no animosity, in a weird way, just sort of navigating the inevitable perception of it is the exhausting part.


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